Daikan Ramen

A cool walk-in ramen joint
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Time Out Says

This quirky little ramen joint has fast become a popular haunt for those who work or reside in the JLT area and noodle-lovers alike and we can see why.

From the outside it’s mysterious, with blacked-out windows, while inside it’s cool, minimalistic and industrial with hip-hop music playing in the background.

It’s vaguely reminiscent of London’s hip Bone Daddies and the compact space consists of seven small tables, one large table for sharing and a few stools at near the open kitchen.

The straight-to-the-point menu includes six different bowls to slurp on, nibbles and for dessert there’s Nutella gyoza.

We start off with chicken karaage and deep-fried aubergine with miso vinaigrette. The latter, disappointingly, comes swimming in oil, but the fried chicken is perfectly crispy and the accompanying sweet-chilli mayo makes for a winning pairing.

From the ramen, we opt Chef’s Special and the veggie bowl. Both the belly-busting size dishes come steaming hot and beautifully presented.

The Chef’s Special is a chicken broth with a spicy miso base, noodles, chicken chashu, minced chicken, veal bacon and half a soft-boiled ajitama. It’s bursting with flavour, and has just the right amount of kick. The veggie variation is equally tasty, and packs a punch.

With bowls ranging between Dhs49 to Dhs65 it’s not the cheapest ramen in the city but portions are generous.

A lovely little spot if you’re in the area and craving authentic ramen.

WHAT IS IT...
A cool walk-in ramen joint

WHY GO...
For a belly-busting bowl of ramen

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 09 Sep 2019

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Details

CuisinesJapanese
11:30 AM to 11:00 PM
Sunday: 11:30 AM to 11:00 PMMonday: 11:30 AM to 11:00 PMTuesday: 11:30 AM to 11:00 PMWednesday: 11:30 AM to 11:00 PMThursday: 11:30 AM to 11:00 PMFriday: 11:30 AM to 11:00 PMSaturday: 11:30 AM to 11:00 PM
Show number 04 876 8477
Dubai, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT), Y - Cluster East - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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